Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Landvetter Air View.jpg
IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website swedavia.com/landvetter/
Map
GOT is located in Sweden
GOT
GOT
Location of airport in Sweden
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,299 10,823 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers total 6,162,456
International passengers 4,731,417
Domestic passengers 1,431,039
Landings total 30,332
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 6.2 million passengers in 2015 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm-Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company. The airport is named after the town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. Since the closure of Gothenburg City Airport for commercial operations it is the city's only commercial passenger airport.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).[citation needed]

In 2013 the international terminal was extended fairly much with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminal were joined into one terminal.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m2 large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700m2. The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City.[6] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[7] There are also plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.[8]

Terminals[edit]

Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, but they have merged into one common terminal. In 2009 all baggage drop was moved to in the international terminal, since all baggage had to be screened with new regulations. In 2014 the two terminals joined into one with all baggage collected at the arrivals hall in the previous international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year.

There are eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20.[9] Gates 10–11, 18A–18G and 21A–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15, which are accessed without clearing immigration, used to be limited to intra-Nordic flights but nowadays cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 21A–21D are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 19 and 20 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may or may not require clearing immigration. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

Like in other large airports, there is a VIP area, where anyone who want to pay can go through a dedicated security check, and wait in the VIP lounge and be transported by car to the airplane, avoiding mix with ordinary people. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
airBaltic Riga (begins 1 June 2017)
AIS Airlines[11] Borlänge
Austrian Airlines Vienna (resumes 2 June 2017)[12]
BRA Stockholm-Bromma, Umeå (ends 23 June 2017),[13] Visby
Seasonal: Östersund[14]
British Airways London-Heathrow
British Airways
operated by SUN-AIR
Aarhus
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Finnair Helsinki
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
NextJet Sundsvall
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London-Gatwick, Málaga, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Salzburg, Tenerife-South
Primera Air[15] Seasonal: Antalya, Chania, Dubrovnik (begins 21 May 2017),[16] Faro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lamezia Terme, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Tenerife-South
Ryanair Alicante, London-Stansted, Málaga, Thessaloniki (begins 27 March 2017),[17] Warsaw-Modlin
Seasonal: Bergamo, Edinburgh, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm-Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Geneva, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines
Zürich
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Wizz Air Belgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla, Warsaw-Chopin

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Stockholm-Arlanda, Jönköping, Sundsvall
ASL Airlines Belgium Oslo-Gardermoen, Liège, Turku, Tallinn
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle

Statistics[edit]

Main check-in hall
In front of the passenger terminals
Logistics facilities
Busiest routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2015)[18]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
2014/2015
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma 1,342,857 Decrease 0.1
2  United Kingdom, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted 617,473 Increase 60.1
3  Germany, Frankfurt 328,978 Increase 4.8
4  Netherlands, Amsterdam 297,647 Increase 12.0
5  Denmark, Copenhagen 295,295 Decrease 11.5
6  Germany, Berlin 231,836 Increase 7.5
7  Finland, Helsinki 205,463 Decrease 0.7
8  Germany, Munich 185,841 Increase 6.0
9  Turkey, Istanbul 184,668 Decrease 0.5
10  Belgium, Brussels 162,639 Increase 12.7
11  France, Paris-Beauvais, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 156,480 Increase 10.6
12  Turkey, Antalya 151,504 Decrease 7.9
13  Spain, Gran Canaria 132,185 Increase 2.5
14  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 107,286 Increase 29.0
15  Spain, Alicante 99,412 Increase 156.4
16  Spain, Málaga 95,328 Increase 92.3
17  Greece, Chania 83,973 Increase 10.8
18  Spain, Barcelona 75,540 Increase 19.1
19  Spain, Tenerife 75,325 Decrease 0.1
20  Norway, Oslo-Gardermoen 71,831 Increase 7.1
21  Germany, Düsseldorf 56,742 Increase 8.0
22  Cyprus, Larnaca 55,921 Increase 14.4
23  Greece, Rhodes 55,820 Decrease 10.4
24  Italy, Rome-Ciampino, Rome-Fiumicino 54,065 Increase 93.7
25 Template:Country data FYROM, Skopje 50,141 Increase 1188.3
26  Hungary, Budapest 45,958 Increase 1010.2
27  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla 42,875 Increase 1139.5
28  Poland, Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modolin 42,295 Increase 1289.4
29  Serbia, Belgrade 41,977 Increase 1111.1
30  Portugal, Lisbon 37,440 Increase 108.0

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus (Bus 830) takes passengers to Borås central station in 35–40 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 50m.

Road[edit]

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. To go northeast to Alingsås and beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) shorter shortcut between Härryda and Lerum signposted "Härskogen". There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport at Wikimedia Commons